The Atlanta Hawks have signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and re-signed Elton Brand.
Atlanta Hawks coach, Mike Budenholzer, said Tuesday that Kent Bazemore is an especially versatile player on defense where he can guard almost any position. Bazemore played for the Lakers and the Warriors last season, and he went on to average 13.1 points in 23 games with Los Angeles.
Budenholzer also went on to call Elton Brand “The ultimate professional and a terrific leader.” Brand is coming off of his fifteenth season, and he isn’t getting any younger. A couple big things Brand brings to the table is leadership, as Budenholzer mentioned, and work ethic. He could help mentor younger players like Adreian Payne, and he can be a solid role player coming off of the bench. Brand averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds last season with Atlanta.